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Posted: Yesterday at 09:46

Sounds like a good race, DT.  Hope the Moet was nice.  

Muddy - take the PB!!!  Amazing time!  Knowing you you'll be subbing 16 within the year anyway.  On a casual, slightly hungover Saturday no doubt.  

Glad the iron tablets are working, Lit.  I see plenty of steak in your future.

I think I might loosely follow the P&D 10k plan in the run up to Telford.  But I'm doing cross country relays on Saturday so think I will just sub that for the planned interval session.  


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Posted: 10/10/2015 at 21:03
That Raceways one is flat, yes, but exposed as hell and has about 12 hairpin bends which is a bit much for a 10k. Do Telford. I'm doing Telford. All my PBs are out of line now so need addressing.

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Posted: 10/10/2015 at 16:54
I did actually smile several times near the start (warming up, stretching etc) but then felt I might look weird if it wasn't you. And thought I'd best not go chatting during the obit seeing as the guy was in tears as it was. I'd def expect your legs to still be tired from the HM only 6 days on. If not then you didn't try hard enough in your half. So a good result on weary legs. Have another go in a couple of weeks.

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Posted: 10/10/2015 at 11:37

Bit of Parkrun tourism this morning.  I went over to Brueton Park in Solihull, hoping for a quicker time after scoring a small PB in hilly Leamington (my home parkrun) a few weeks ago.  It's much flatter and all on tarmac (whereas Leam is on trail and grass).  It started with an obituary as one of their regulars had died this week.  But he sounded like a totally inspirational old boy, running Parkrun EVERY WEEK into his 80's,  and the regulars there were clearly very moved.  Those words ringing in my ears I set off, running hard for Charlie.  A lovely chap decided to help me around the last mile shouting encouragement and keeping me running hard.  And I'm very pleased to report a 45 second PB of 20:24.  

I also think I saw our thread Charlie.  But despite grinning broadly at him several times he did in fact blank me and I wasn't sure enough it was him to say Hello and then I didn't see him afterwards.  So if it was you Charlie I am sorry.  But you shouldn't ignore ladies smiling at you.  Hope you had a good parkrun anyway. 

Hope the iron tablets give you a bit of mojo back soon, Lit.  Not like you to lose your bounce.  

Nice tempo'ing, Bob.  

Good luck for tomorrow, DT.

And for this afternoon, Muddy.  

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Posted: 08/10/2015 at 13:29

Depends if you have boobs or not.  Men can put them where they like.  I've seen semi-naked men with numbers attached to their shorts.  

Lately I've been experimenting with a lower number placement to try and stop my vest from riding up and exposing my belly mid-run.  Not really worked and I'm considering sewing my vest to my shorts in a kind of onesie arrangement.  I think that may make pre-race toileting problematic though and maybe some kind of velcro arrangement is the way forward.  The crop top/knickers alternative arrangement is too horrible to contemplate.

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 15:33

Oooh, I used to run laps of Markeaton Park when I briefly lived in Derby, Tommy.  Not v hilly though (although it's 7 years since I lived there) - you need to get over to Darley Park for all the fun!  I've bought some extremely jazzy (and cheap) spikes that I need to practise running in as I've never run in them before.  

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Posted: 05/10/2015 at 09:50

Wow, sounds like Super Sunday on the thread.  Even though everyone sounds quite glum about it.  Well done everyone.  

Nothing much to report here apart from I am now 9st10lb due to afore mentioned virus.  Hopefully it will stay off.  It was hard to get out running last week - didn't feel up to it until Thursday and then an all day meeting in London and an ill child on Friday put paid to any chance to get out.  But ran on Saturday and did a 13 mile off road run on Sunday.  Was v slow as on quite rough ground but hopefully it will build strength.  The cross country fixtures are creeping up fast.  

Anyone else thinking about doing Telford 10k in December?  I may also go over to Brueton for parkrun on Saturday to hopefully capitalise on being 6lb lighter since the last time I ran parkrun.


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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:57

Skinny - so for the GAP it gives you it per mile split.  Not one for the overall run if that makes sense?  Not sure if you can see that or not.

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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 16:16

Rugby 10:

I was quite looking forward to this race, even though Kenilworth 4 weeks ago had been vile.  I'd got a bit more consistent training in and a couple of shorter distance PB's including a never before attempted as an adult 1500 and a PB at a hilly Leamington parkrun.  So i thought it might go better.  

Woke up with a pretty nervy tummy and was on the loo all morning but this is quite typical for me pre-race and I had my normal porridge and cup of tea breakfast. My tummy was possibly a bit more crampy than usual but didn't occur to me that anything was wrong.

My plan was to try and average 7:20's but as the course profile is pretty lumpy this would obviously be really variable.  The first three miles go off downhill with a short half mile hill after that, then a bit of flat followed by a 2 mile climb to the 7 mile point.  Then a couple of miles of down with a nice hill; for the last mile.  

So I knew to go out reasonably quickly for the first mile and sure enough this came to 6:55.  Anyway, afterwards Strava put the GAP as 7:20 so bang on.   Legs felt ok and I was running with a couple of clubmates who are around my pace, sometimes a little faster when fit so I thought I'd try and hang on to the back of them.  Next couple of miles were ok and passed the 5k mark in about 22 minutes.  OK, considering it was downhill.  

Hitting the first hill I slowed to 7:51, but again GAP was 7:18 so still ok.  Then came a nice down and I usually fly down these but I was poss coasting a little because I didn't make up as much ground as I should and I'd lost touch with my clubmates by now.  Starting the two mile climb I was still feeling ok but recognised trouble half way up in the form of a heavy breathing Kenilworth woman.  For the next mile I cat and moused with her.  She kept trying to overtake and I'd speed up and shift position slightly so she'd drop back.  This happened about four times before I realised I couldn't be arsed any more and let her go.  At the top of the hill Club chairwoman (who'd done Moscow marathon last weekend) came bombing past me on a mission to ensure we had our V35 points in the bag.  

My legs were feeling a bit weak at that point but I decided to push as much as possible til the end.  Mile 8 and 9 were 7:25's but as they were actually downhill should have been quicker.  The final hill was horrible and seemed to go on forever.  But finally passed the 800m to go sign and ran what I felt was hard for the line.  Just relieved it was all over in a PB time of 1:16:19.  

Afterwards I had to lie down. Then spent the rest of the day feeling weak, shaky, cold and shivery. Didn't even feel better after food. My tummy felt sore and irritated somehow and I had to go to bed at 9pm last night with a fever. And today, not so well at all.    

So good that I got a PB, think time should have been better but an impending virus/food poisoning probably cost me some strength.  Funny because the last time I ran Rugby 10 I was sickening for something and only ran it as we needed the league points.  Clearly a bogey race.  And a tough course.  

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Posted: 28/09/2015 at 12:56

So as to not delay the TTT publication I came in at 1:16:19.  So a PB. Little disappointed with my time but it's a pretty tough course with 3 significant hills - one of which is 2 miles long.  I don't feel like I could have tried harder though.  And certainly an improvement on the last outing at Kenilworth half.  After the race I felt awful.  Then felt awful for the whole day, shivering with tummy cramps (I'd had that in the morning but put down to pre-race nerves).  Today I am sick as a dog with squits and need to go home from work early.  I'll do a race report later.  

Good work from Charlie and Muddy I see.  And good session from DT.     

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